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Therefore, Allalanatha of the Small Treasury submitted:

" Heretofore, Vlra Narasimharaya did not examine the
accounts. Your Majesty now wishes to inspect them. So we
shall prepare such accounts as Your Majesty desires to see
and produce them within a day or two.7" Having prepared all
the accounts overnight, he submitted them on the very next

Tlit (lewriftion of the Treas^l)t^J.

(i) Income:—When Vidyaranya built this city (the money)
which he buried for (the use) of the king amounts to 'j9556jOO;00.:5
besides jewels worth 4,00,00,000, and genis of nine kinds
6,00,00.000 ; besides, the money which the previous kings after
defraying the expenses of government deposited in the treasury
amounts to 19,56,00.000. In addition to this, the amount which,
after deducting from 10,84,00,000 of income of the kingdom
of Karnata, 60,00,000 pertaining to the devadaya, brahmadaya,
sarvamamja and matJiapura (villages) accrues to the treasury is

< ii) Expenditure:

The cost of maintaining an armoured horse

per day is      100 ghats*

„            15000 horses      „     1,00,000    „

„          24,000 horses     „   24,00,000    „

„            an elephant     „         1,000    „ f

„         120 elephants     ?J     120,000    „

„        1,500 elephants     „          ?

„      afoot-soldier per month is         2    ,,

l^OOO        3?             „          2,000     5J

„   2,00,000       „ per day is 4,00,000     „ $

* Ghat means a gJiatti varftba equivalent toRs. 4|-. It is imprabablo tfi«it tlio cost
of maintaining a horse was 100 ghats- per day. This mu-t represent the annual
11,000^ kcfj cotild not have "been the daily cost.   It mttst be the annual.
$ The calculation, as it is given in the text, is wrong- The error is dn& to tie serihe^
When the expenditure on a foot-soldier is 2 varahas per month,   it could  not
amounted to 4,00,000 for 2,00,000 foot-soldiers in a day.